National Football League player detained by police after Instagram post

24 February 2018, 04:56 | Isaac Mcdaniel

SOURCE AP

SOURCE AP

On February 22nd, former National Football League offensive lineman Johnathan Martin posted a rather disturbing picture to his Instagram story.

Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has been detained for questioning in Los Angeles as a result of a threatening image posted on social media, according to reports.

ABC reported that after Instagram confirmed Martin's private post, he was taken into police custody. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

"The individual we believe to be responsible for the social media post has been detained and the investigation is ongoing".

"Last evening, we learned of an Internet post that mentions Harvard-Westlake by name", the school said, via KTLA.

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The school was shut down Friday, although police would only say that officers responded to investigate a "security risk" at the school "after an Instagram post by a former student who is now an adult", according to USA TODAY Sports. Daily News the post that prompted the school closure said something like, "When you're a victim of bullying, an option is revenge". It also included hashtags for Harvard-Westlake, where he went to high school, and the Miami Dolphins.

In October 2013, Martin left the Dolphins team facility citing "emotional" reasons, that were soon discovered to be related to a pattern of harassment from some of his teammates, most notably Incognito.

Former teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, along with Martin's former high school, were all mentioned in the post. Martin sat out the remainder of the 2013 season, and Incognito was suspended, and after sitting out the entire 2014 season, Incognito eventually signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2015.

Martin attended the high school which was tagged #HarvardWestLake in the photo. Matt Yam, a student at the school, is quoted by the L.A. Times as saying, "Honestly it's not bad".



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